The Sonification Handbook

Edited by
Thomas Hermann, Andy Hunt, John G. Neuhoff

The Sonification Handbook
Edited by
Thomas Hermann, Andy Hunt, John G. Neuhoff

Logos Publishing House,  Berlin
2011, 586 pages, 1. edition (11/2011)
ISBN 978-3-8325-2819-5

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This publication is supported by COST and specifically by the COST Action IC0601 Sonic Interaction Design (SID).

Thanks to this support the book could be published as an OpenAccess book. On this online repository we provide the complete book pdf and pdf files of the individual chapters for download.


This book is a comprehensive introductory presentation of the key research areas in the interdisciplinary fields of sonification and auditory display. Chapters are written by leading experts, providing a wide-range coverage of the central issues, and can be read from start to finish, or dipped into as required (like a smorgasbord menu).

Sonification conveys information by using non-speech sounds. To listen to data as sound and noise can be a surprising new experience with diverse applications ranging from novel interfaces for visually impaired people to data analysis problems in many scientific fields.

This book gives a solid introduction to the field of auditory display, the techniques for sonification, suitable technologies for developing sonification algorithms, and the most promising application areas. The book is accompanied by the online repository of sound examples.